Bungie Digs at RROD in Halo: Reach Tutorial

Bungie Digs at RROD in Halo: Reach Tutorial

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Bungie and Microsoft may have parted ways, but the Halo developer isn't above taking a lighthearted jab at its former employer's hardware issues.

In case you missed it, there's a new Halo out today - and it's superb. This marks Bungie's departure from the fantastically successful sci-fi franchise it created, and also the end of its partnership with Microsoft.

Bungie might have bought itself back from its former owners in Redmond, but there's no indication that their parting was anything but amiable. Still, that's no reason that Bungie can't give Microsoft a friendly little punch in the ribs one last time, right?

As gamers across the world sit down to start playing the hell out of Halo: Reach, Bungie has posted a tutorial on its site explaining how the armor customization feature in the game works. As with previous games, players can edit their own emblems (I made mine a pretty unicorn!) to display in multiplayer. For instance, shown here is ...

Wait a minute. That emblem looks almost familiar, doesn't it? Hmm, I wonder where I've seen that before. It's almost like Bungie is referencing something notorious in the gamer community, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Maybe I'm just imagining it.

(Via Joystiq)

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ahahahahahaha!
i can be in on this joke because my xbox got RROD last year...
now my NEW xbox has the red brick of death :(

still, it doesn't QUITE look like the exact RROD, but its close enough :D

Haha! Well, they still have a sense of humour with each other at least =D

Oh Bungie~

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Oh Bungie, you trolls. :D

Would've gotten Reach, but I'm broke and don't own a console... Ah well, maybe some day!

would be kind of funny if someone got a RROD as soon as they finished the tut.

While I applaud the effort, pretending to not remember what the RROD is for the purpose comedic effect at the end of the article seems kind of pointless when the name of the article spells it out for us.

Now that I've gotten my equally pointless nitpicking out of the way: Good to see that Bungie isn't afraid of making fun of Microsoft. But did they do it just for shit's and giggles or is this part of some evil plan to destroy Microsoft!?

Only time will tell...

This is more of a "don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.." to MS than a joke.
Or even a "360/halo players are stupidly loyal, thanks for all the cash".

Azaraxzealot:
i can be in on this joke because my xbox got RROD last year...
now my NEW xbox has the red brick of death :(

Does that mean I can't laugh because my xbox has no problems at all? :-(

Microsoft should take note of this. RROD totally sucks for those experiencing it. I recall one friend just instantly throwing his XBOX360 outside the window, from the 4th floor. He had the deceny to extract his game first.

SonicWaffle:

Azaraxzealot:
i can be in on this joke because my xbox got RROD last year...
now my NEW xbox has the red brick of death :(

Does that mean I can't laugh because my xbox has no problems at all? :-(

hahaha, no, you can laugh, its notorious/funny to ANYONE, so obviously you're included, it's just that the joke hits a bit closer to home because of my Xbox's problems, thats all :P

Straying Bullet:
Microsoft should take note of this. RROD totally sucks for those experiencing it. I recall one friend just instantly throwing his XBOX360 outside the window, from the 4th floor. He had the deceny to extract his game first.

That's pretty stupid of your friend when MS gives free repairs.

Korten12:
would be kind of funny if someone got a RROD as soon as they finished the tut.

Nah, I DEMAND AN ACHIEVEMENT!!!

Korten12:
would be kind of funny if someone got a RROD as soon as they finished the tut.

Microsoft actually claims that the newer Xbox models are impossible to get a RROD on.

Apparantly its due to them taking the red lights out.

Just a little something I was told, don't take my word for it.

mjc0961:

Straying Bullet:
Microsoft should take note of this. RROD totally sucks for those experiencing it. I recall one friend just instantly throwing his XBOX360 outside the window, from the 4th floor. He had the deceny to extract his game first.

That's pretty stupid of your friend when MS gives free repairs.

This happened recently. That three year warrant didn't apply to him and he was looking for an excuse to get a PS3 anyways. I found it noble of him but personally, I have been collecting a decent library of games, switching over to the PS3 is too expensive.

It probably would have been funny if it actually looked like the RROD and was the default emblem on the disc. Otherwise it's not particularly giggle worthy.

Azaraxzealot:
hahaha, no, you can laugh, its notorious/funny to ANYONE, so obviously you're included, it's just that the joke hits a bit closer to home because of my Xbox's problems, thats all :P

TBH, I don't find the RROD all that funny. It's just a hardware fault. Now, what is funny is Japan. Oh, they're so crazy!

Straying Bullet:

mjc0961:

Straying Bullet:
Microsoft should take note of this. RROD totally sucks for those experiencing it. I recall one friend just instantly throwing his XBOX360 outside the window, from the 4th floor. He had the deceny to extract his game first.

That's pretty stupid of your friend when MS gives free repairs.

This happened recently. That three year warrant didn't apply to him and he was looking for an excuse to get a PS3 anyways. I found it noble of him but personally, I have been collecting a decent library of games, switching over to the PS3 is too expensive.

MS extended all their warrentys for the 360 3 years so yeah your friend was a bit of an idiot.......

Straying Bullet:
Microsoft should take note of this. RROD totally sucks for those experiencing it. I recall one friend just instantly throwing his XBOX360 outside the window, from the 4th floor. He had the deceny to extract his game first.

A friend of mine did a similar thing to his 360, he threw it out the window (after which it was more or less ok. Wasn't too high up). Then went at it with a hammer. When I called at his house he was spraying de-oderant into any holes. I said to him "You know they fix your Xbox for free."
He replied " I did not know that." and continued to spray...
..strange guy.

Oh Bungie, you may be gone but it'll be like you never left.
Seriously though, I love a game company with a sense of humor about itself.

Heh, I remember thinking the same think when I saw the update on bungie.net yesterday

ecoho:

Straying Bullet:

mjc0961:

Straying Bullet:
Microsoft should take note of this. RROD totally sucks for those experiencing it. I recall one friend just instantly throwing his XBOX360 outside the window, from the 4th floor. He had the deceny to extract his game first.

That's pretty stupid of your friend when MS gives free repairs.

This happened recently. That three year warrant didn't apply to him and he was looking for an excuse to get a PS3 anyways. I found it noble of him but personally, I have been collecting a decent library of games, switching over to the PS3 is too expensive.

MS extended all their warrentys for the 360 3 years so yeah your friend was a bit of an idiot.......

I think you are not reading what I said. His warranty has expired. We checked this on the internet later on. He had one of the earlier models, so that three year doesn't even come close/apply to 2010 so far I know.

Thus he trashed it. Yes, he might be an idiot for breaking a console but certainly wouldn't do it if it still had warranty.

Well, the new 'slim' 360s don't actually red-ring, because they've got actual temperature sensors in them that monitor the GPU and shut it down if it overheats too much.

Wouldent it just be amazing if your red-ringing when you saw this?
I could hear the screams of millions of fanboys at once as theyer xbox's bit the dust.

8) except mine. Because i didnt purchase halo.

Straying Bullet:

ecoho:

Straying Bullet:

mjc0961:

Straying Bullet:
Microsoft should take note of this. RROD totally sucks for those experiencing it. I recall one friend just instantly throwing his XBOX360 outside the window, from the 4th floor. He had the deceny to extract his game first.

That's pretty stupid of your friend when MS gives free repairs.

This happened recently. That three year warrant didn't apply to him and he was looking for an excuse to get a PS3 anyways. I found it noble of him but personally, I have been collecting a decent library of games, switching over to the PS3 is too expensive.

MS extended all their warrentys for the 360 3 years so yeah your friend was a bit of an idiot.......

I think you are not reading what I said. His warranty has expired. We checked this on the internet later on. He had one of the earlier models, so that three year doesn't even come close/apply to 2010 so far I know.

Thus he trashed it. Yes, he might be an idiot for breaking a console but certainly wouldn't do it if it still had warranty.

if it was an origenal they still would of fixed it at little. to no cost i sent mine in last month it was an origenal they still fixed it for free (actualy they replaced it with a new one:)

If you live in the UK, they are legally obliged to fix the RRoD 5 years after purchase, so if you get bricked, inform microsoft of your rights.

somelameshite:

Korten12:
would be kind of funny if someone got a RROD as soon as they finished the tut.

Microsoft actually claims that the newer Xbox models are impossible to get a RROD on.

Apparantly its due to them taking the red lights out.

Just a little something I was told, don't take my word for it.

No your right that's absolutely true the new model doesn't have the warning/out of order lights like the older ones did.

Karathos:
Oh Bungie, you trolls. :D

Would've gotten Reach, but I'm broke and don't own a console... Ah well, maybe some day!

well with bungie out of microsoft maybe we will see the remainder of halo games on pc.

Nice move Bungie.

Hubilub:
While I applaud the effort, pretending to not remember what the RROD is for the purpose comedic effect at the end of the article seems kind of pointless when the name of the article spells it out for us.

I don't think the article's author necessarily creates the title for the article. In recent articles that seemed to be not the case, rather the title or maybe just the summary was created by I believe the editor?

8bitmaster:

Karathos:
Oh Bungie, you trolls. :D

Would've gotten Reach, but I'm broke and don't own a console... Ah well, maybe some day!

well with bungie out of microsoft maybe we will see the remainder of halo games on pc.

No actually bungie is done with halo, microsoft probably isn't though. Although since halo was originally supposed to be on the pc, they might be more inclined to make games on pc as well as consoles, but that really depends on activision.

Bungie...I love you even more =D

I have a new emblem. Goodbye Cowboy Spartan. I've also had the indignity of suffering what it represents.

Bungie, you scamps you! It goes to show that even a console's most anticipated title can still mock the one system it was made for! :P
Now I remember why I only rent and don't buy games for my out-of-warranty Xbox 360...

Fr33Kye:

8bitmaster:

Karathos:
Oh Bungie, you trolls. :D

Would've gotten Reach, but I'm broke and don't own a console... Ah well, maybe some day!

well with bungie out of microsoft maybe we will see the remainder of halo games on pc.

No actually bungie is done with halo, microsoft probably isn't though. Although since halo was originally supposed to be on the pc, they might be more inclined to make games on pc as well as consoles, but that really depends on activision.

From the graceful closing of Bungie's chapter in Halo, so shall begin a dark age resulting in me /facewall.

In other news thoughts, I think it would be nice if the future Bungie project would include the PC users as well.

 

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